Vida Chenoweth (October 18, 1928 – December 14, 2018) was the first professional solo classical marimbist, an ethnomusicologist and a linguist. She subsequently gave concerts throughout the US and in Europe and the Americas.
Hailed as the "first concert marimbist," Vida Chenoweth, following in the steps of Clair Omar Musser, was one of the most influential artists ever to perform on the instrument. She pioneered compositional, performance and interpretive techniques commonly used on the instrument today, among these the performance of polyphonic music via independent mallets. Chenoweth, perhaps more than any other artist, is responsible for raising solo marimba to a level of respect equal in stature to violin, piano or guitar. When told of her election to the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame, Chenoweth said that she looked forward to attending the induction ceremony at PASIC '94 in Atlanta. The news of my being nominated took me by surprise," she said. It triggered memories of the many years when all my efforts were toward gaining a classical status for the marimba.
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Chenoweth's involvement in the Percussive Arts Society dates back to the inception and she is thought to possibly be the person who inspired the name for the organization. All of of us in the Illinois percussion community are deeply thankful to her and will long remember Vida Chenoweth for her pioneering vision, contributions and dedication to promoting the marimba as a solo instrument and the percussive arts throughout the world.
Vida Chenoweth (given birth to 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma) was the initial professional single classical marimbist, an ethnomusicologist and a linguist.
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The Epic LP Vida Chenoweth: Classic Marimbist and a cassette of her recordings of the Jorge Alvaro Sarmientos Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra and the Paul Creston Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra can be obtained through Wheaton College Bookstore. I have made time to write a book on the singing and dancing of New Guinea peoples. this interview was conducted across the ocean. Concluding the album are two excerpts from Robert Aldridge’s From My Little Island. Disappointment (in their brief romance with the rathumans). Both parts are performed by Zeltsman.